Items Tagged with 'Kalamazoo'


USDA’s corn seed bank may pay dividends

A Kalamazoo firm is finding genetic traits are of interest to the hybrid seed corn industry.

March 6, 2015
Native Traits Corp., a new bio-technology company in Kalamazoo, has received $500,000 in pre-seed funding for a business developing native genetic traits in corn for the hybrid seed corn industry. Read More

Change Ups: ECCU raises money to benefit Wounded Warriors

January 2, 2015
Educational Community Credit Union of Kalamazoo and its staff recently raised $2,512 for the Wounded Warrior Project, which strives to raise awareness and enlist the public’s aid to meet the needs of injured service members. Read More

A big year for credit union commercial lending

Lake Michigan may be up 40 percent and a small Kalamazoo CU is ramping up.

September 12, 2014
Commercial lending is taking off in a big way at credit unions in West Michigan, with one of the biggest groups in the state predicting its commercial loan volume will increase by as much as 40 percent this year. Read More

Pizzeria blazes West Michigan trail

September 10, 2014
A California-based pizza chain is coming to West Michigan. Read More

Change Ups: O-A-K opens branch office

December 13, 2013
Construction firm Owen-Ames-Kimball Co. has opened a new branch office at 161 E. Michigan Ave., Suite 102, Kalamazoo. O-A-K oversaw the 1,800-square-foot build-out for the new space and completed the bulk of architectural design work in-house. Read More

Builder opens southwest Michigan office

November 20, 2013
A Grand Rapids commercial construction company is opening a second location this week, but one that's south of the city. Read More

Inside Track: Energy and drive propel San Juan Diego principal forward

Manuel Brenes rides herd on Latino students to help them reach their full potential.

October 25, 2013
Manuel Brenes remembers the rope burns on his father’s hands, the result of roping cattle while on a cattle drive. Read More

Builder expands into southwest Michigan

September 26, 2013
A Grand Rapids builder with a storied history is moving into southwest Michigan. Read More

New Preferred CU will cover 28 counties

Grand Valley Co-op and Preferred Federal combined will have more than 24,000 members.

August 9, 2013
Grand Valley Co-op Credit Union of Grand Rapids and Preferred Federal Credit Union of Greenville have announced the result of their July merger will give the new entity six full-service locations from Kalamazoo to Ludington. Read More

Street Talk: So, two mayors walk into a bar …

Fair there.

July 19, 2013
Stop us if you’ve heard this one. And, if you’re from West Michigan, you surely have. Read More